Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards - has been certified gold by the RIAA and will be released on vinyl by Anti- Records in the not-too-distant future.
Waits and his long time collaborator and wife, Kathleen Brennan, have begun writing new songs, which they plan to record this summer for an upcoming CD. (No release date at this time.)And finally;
Currently, Tom Waits is in the midst of filming The Book of Eli, directed by Albert and Allen Hughes (...). Eli is a post-apocalyptic Western, in which a lone man fights his way across America in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving mankind. The film stars Denzel Washington and Gary Oldman with Tom Waits in a small role as 'Engineer'.How's that for a Thursday morning wake-up call?